Jeremy Belknap

(1744—1798) Congregationalist minister in America and historian

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Congregational clergyman and historian, was the author of a History of New Hampshire (3 vols., 1784, 1791, 1792), noted for its research, impartiality, and literary merit. His humorous allegory The Foresters (1792) narrates the founding and growth of British colonies in America, and his American Biography (2 vols., 1794–98) is the prototype of many later works.

Subjects: Literature.

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